If you’re not doing anything later tonight, come on by. Fun and safe atmosphere to be at to bring in 2013.
Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
We’ve come to an end of another year and as we enter 2013, it’s a great time for us to do a self examination of our personal lives.
Are we sold out 100% for God? Are we following His will for our lives or are we living for ourselves and doing what is right in our eyes?
Instead of making these new year’s resolutions that we make and break every year, make a commitment to grow in your walk and in the word.
As you celebrate the coming year, give thanks to God for everything he has given you and that he has saved you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
From Pastor Greg’s Facebook Page
It’s Christmas time.
Parents bundle up their children another day at for school before Christmas vacation starts in the small town of Newtown,Connenticut. There’s shopping to do,errands to run before they pick them up.
Then the worst imaginable scenario takes place. A young man walks into a Sandy hook elementary school and begins shooting. When the horror finally stops 20 children and 5 adults have been shot and killed. This is just heartbreaking.
What can be said at a time like this? The experts will opine on why this happened. All I can say is this was pure evil. The heartlessness and wickedness of this man that did the shooting is really unimaginable
I know from personal experience that the pain of losing a child is a fate worse then death for a parent. At times like this we must reflect on the essential message of Christmas which is Immanuel has come. Immanuel means God is with us.
I know God is there ready to bring His comfort to those grieving right now in Connecticut. I know He is here right now to bring comfort to all of us who are heartbroken to hear such news.
At times like this we need perspective. An eternal perspective.
We need to remember this life on earth is not all there is. There is an afterlife and there earthy wrongs are righted. There is a final judgment for this man and others like him that commit these heinous crimes and they will have to face God.
There is also great safety for those beautiful children who I believe are all in Heaven right now resting in the arms of Jesus. No harm will come to them again. Jesus said Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Mat 19:14 )
And there is comfort available to their parents who are in the deepest valley of pain and grief right now. Yes,even at time like this there is hope. The hope is this- If that parent will put their trust in Jesus Christ as savior and Lord they can have the assurance they will see their dear children again.
As King David said when his child died” I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me.”(1 Sam.12:23)
In the business of this season I hope we all will take time to count our blessings. To let our children know that we love them and not take them for granted. And I hope that we will remember that Jesus is there,Immanuel. He will bring His comfort to us as we trust in Him.
Popular Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore remains in a coma while in critical, but stable condition three weeks after a motorcycle accident on a Southern California freeway. However, Pastor Greg Laurie gave an optimistic update about his good friend at the beginning of his sermon at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside Sunday morning.
Laurie, who also enjoys riding motorcycles and sometimes did so with Pastore, visited him at the hospital with another pastor from his church during the week.
“At one point I said to Frank, ‘Frank if you can hear me, twitch your eye.’ The moment I said it his eye twitched,” Laurie told his congregation. “So, we were all very excited. We’re just praying that God would wake him up.”
Read full article here.
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Tale of the Tape
Height: 5’6 ½”
Weight: 147 Lbs.
Height: 5’7 ½”
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Continue to pray for him, his wife Gina, and his entire family.